Voting is over and the list of Maxim's Hot 100 is hot off the press...
Kellie Pickler makes the list at #96, along with Beyonce (#14) and The Voice coach, Shakira (#53)... topping the list? MILEY CYRUS! She says, "It feels amazing to be No. 1... It's every woman's fantasy to be told she's No.1 on Maxim's Hot 100! So crazy!"
A 105-year-old Texas woman who worked a life of physical labor and mothered seven children revealed the secret to her longevity: bacon.
"I love bacon, I eat it everyday," Pearl Cantrell told NBC affiliate KRBC when asked the secret to living so long. "I don't feel as old as I am, that's all I can say," Cantrell added.
Cantrell, who lives in central Texas and still dances, also told KRBC that her 105th birthday party was a three-day affair with more than 200 guests.
When Oscar Mayer found out about Cantrell's love of bacon, it sent one of its iconic Wienermobiles to make a bacon delivery to Cantrell's home. (You can watch video of Cantrell riding around her Texas town in the Wienermobile on local CBS affiliate KHOU.)
This summer, Brad Paisley is inviting you to become a part of his show by downloading the FREE Brad Paisley Light Show app. Using technology from Wham City Lights, the app uses a phone's hardware to flash colors across its screen, bathing the crowd in a vibrant and ever-changing glow. At the show, simply watch for signs telling you when to open the app, to become a part of the interactive performance. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP
Brad Paisley's "Beat This Summer" tour is unfortunately not coming to the Quad Cities, BUT it'd be worth a road trip! Chris Young AND Lee Brice will be on the road with Brad this summer... CLICK HERE to find out where the tour will be stopping!
Do you plan on attending one of Brad's shows? Let me know at Jillene@WLLR.com!
THE VOICE live rounds are underway this week, with Team Adam and Team Usher kicking things off last night! From Team Adam... Judith Hill is defintely a stand-out artist, but another one of my favorites was Sarah Simmons. Adam has four VERY powerful females on his team, will they all make it through this week's eliminations? From Team Usher... self-proclaimed nerd, Michelle Chamuel, showed her vulnerable side last night with a bone-chilling performance. It's been cool to see Usher's unique coaching method, he's used all kinds of tricks to get his team ready for a live performance, and it's paying off.
TONIGHT, Team Blake and Team Shakira will perform LIVE in front of America, and then voting will open for you to chose who you want to stay. Watch the show and get interactive with me on Twitter - use #qcvoice to tell us what YOU think of the performances and who deserves to move on in the competition.
I'm looking forward to seeing the Swon Brothers from Team Blake - they are the first duo to make it to the live rounds in Voice history! Team Shakira has a pretty well rounded team and I have a feeling we'll see some surprises from her artists. Who else are some of your favorite artists so far? Email me at Jillene@WLLR.com!
Watch for me on KWQC TV6 News at 5:00 TONIGHT (Tuesday, 5/7) talking to Sharon about The Voice!
If you have a Smartphone or Apple device, these 3 apps are the HOTTEST of the week and you must download them now! Social Media Expert, Jason Douglas, recommends GOOGLE CHROME as the BEST app of the week! We talked about it today on the show...
Google Chrome: Many think that Google Chrome is only for desktops. You can make Google Chrome your main browser on your smartphone and tablet. Google Chrome is the fastest browser which allows you to use multiple tabs, and search privately through Incognito search. While logged in, you can sync your desktop with your mobile/tablet experience. Never lose a thing!
CLICK HERE to get the Google Chrome app for your Android.
CLICK HERE to download Google Chrome for your Apple device.
Last week, we talked about SWORKIT (click here), the workout training app. Fitness is not just about working out. You need to supplement that with a proper diet. Often, we have no idea how good or bad our food is. With My Fitness Pal, you can record each meal and track your caloric intake. From meals at home to fancy dinners, My Fitness Pal covers most restaurant chains. I have used this app and if you get into using it seriously, you may think twice before eating that extra helping or having that one last drink. Yes, My Fitness Pal also lets to track your adult beverage intake. You may be surprised how quickly drinks add up.
To download MY FITNESS PAL for your Android, CLICK HERE
Apple users, CLICK HERE for MY FITNESS PAL.
Evernote: Rated by the New York Times as a 'Top 10 Must-Have App', Evernote is an easy to use, free app that allows you to take notes, capture photos, create lists, record voice reminders all in once. Better yet, Evernote syncs to all devices, from your mobile app (Apple or Android) to your tablet and even your desktop or laptop. Never forget a thing again!
CLICK HERE to get Evernote from the Google Play store for Android.
To get Evernote for your Apple device, CLICK HERE.
A big thanks to Social Media Expert, JASON DOUGLAS, for highlighting some of the best FREE apps so you are getting the most for your Smartphone Money. Follow Jason on Twitter for the latest in all things Social! CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH JASON ON TWITTER.
It's getting down to the final contestants (including favorite TRACE ADKINS) on The Celebrity Apprentice... and they are pulling out any and all tricks they can to make it to the final challenge.
Trace called in a favor from Hunter Hayes on last night's episode (Sunday, May 5th)... check it out here if you missed it:
This guy says he's NEVER gotten caught, after sneaking into the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby, 18 TIMES. Good thing he's retired, because he would have definitely been caught after sharing THIS...
TONIGHT (Saturday, May 4th) 150,000 people will pack Louisville's Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby. But only a few will celebrate the victory from the winner's circle. Stephen Johnstone has experienced that celebration many times. He's been in the winner's circle with the winning families, jockeys and governors — but not once was he invited.
Johnstone is a retired gate-crasher. The first time he crashed the Kentucky Derby was in 1963. Johnstone and several college friends slipped underneath a fence at Churchill Downs.
He celebrated throughout the day, made a few bets. When the race ended, he put on the coat and tie he'd been carrying around all day and schemed his way onto the track, "I would tell people, for anybody who asked, although it rarely came up, that I was a ceremonial guard," he says. "And I loved that title because it doesn't mean a thing ... but it sounds official." READ MORE... CLICK HERE
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Reese Witherspoon wasn't kidding around when she told Good Morning America that she was saying "all kinds of crazy things" when her husband was being arrested in Atlanta, after being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.
CLICK HERE to watch the entertaining video from the cop's dash camera.
Women have gone thru so much to be viewed as a man's equal... and we are certainly making great strides! We can vote, we can work and receive equal pay, AND now, we've made it on the FBI's MOST WANTED list! ;) Read on...
The reward for the capture and return of a fugitive member of a black militant group convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper was doubled to $2 million Thursday on the 40th anniversary of the bloody gun battle.
The FBI also announced it has made Joanne Chesimard, now living in Cuba as Assata Shakur, the first woman on its list of most wanted terrorists.
"She continues to flaunt her freedom in the face of this horrific crime," State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said at a news conference Thursday. Fuentes called the case "an open wound" for troopers in New Jersey and around the country.
Chesimard, a member of the violent Black Liberation Army, was convicted of the 1973 murder of state trooper Werner Foerster during a traffic stop. The BLA was responsible for killing more than a dozen police officers in the 1970s and 80s, said Aaron Ford, special agent in charge of the FBI's Newark division.
According to Fuentes, Foerster and his partner stopped a car carrying Chesimard and two cohorts on the New Jersey Turnpike for a broken tail light. When the troopers approached the car, a gunfight ensued and both troopers were injured. Chesimard then allegedly took Foerster's gun and shot him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FBI